CTD Profiles

*DATASET-NAME : CTD station data collected in the Adriatic and Ionian Sea during MATER Project

*TIME-PERIOD : 1997 to present

*GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE : Southern Adriatic Sea, Northern Ionian Sea

*PROJECT : MASTIII/MTPII/MATER, MAss Transfer and Ecosystem Response

*PARAMETERS : CTD base-parameters (pressure, temperature, salinity, oxygen), sea water optical properties and basic air-sea interface parameters

*INSTRUMENTS : CTD SeaBird mod. SBE911 plus coupled with a 24-bottles General Oceanic Rosette. SIS reversing thermometers and Guildline 8400 Autosal bench salinometer.

*SUMMARY : CTD data were collected within the framework of multidisciplinary studies aimed at investigating the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Adriatic/Ionian basin, paying particular attention to the density driven dynamics of the Otranto Strait.

CTD data were visually inspected to eliminate spikes and averaged over 1dbar pressure intervals. Temperature and salinity were corrected for CTD calibration drift and compared with in situ reversing thermometer readings and water sample analysis, according to standard procedures (UNESCO, 1983 and 1988). Quality control has been implemented before the final data-archiving following the MATER Quality Control protocol (SISMER, 1997).

*REFERENCE :

*CENTRE :
OSSERVATORIO GEOFISICO SPERIMENTALE
Department of Oceanology
PO BOX 2011
IT-34016 TRIESTE
Italy
tel : +39 40 21401

*STORAGE-MEDIUM : Hard disk.

*AVAILABILITY : OGS, Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale, charged as Regional Data Center for the Adriatic/Ionian Basin. Data availability is submitted to the originator permission

*COMPLETED-BY : A. Giorgetti (OGS)

*ENTRY-DATE : 1997-11-26

Available Data Set(s) Processing Level
MAI1 MAR 97 - CTD Profiles VALIDATED
MAI2 AUG 97 - CTD Profiles VALIDATED
MAI3 DEC 97 - CTD Profiles VALIDATED
MAI4 JAN 98 - CTD Profiles VALIDATED
MAI5 MAR 98 - CTD Profiles VALIDATED
MAI6 AUG 98 - CTD Profiles VALIDATED
MAI7 FEB 99 - CTD Profiles VALIDATED
MAI8 FEB 99 - CTD Profiles VALIDATED
MAI9 MAR 99 - CTD Profiles VALIDATED


Last update 28/09/1999

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